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Key people
Robert Blake (CEO),

John Lofton Holt (Chairman), Virantha Ekanayake (CTO), Chris Pelosi (VP HW Engineering), Kamal Choudhary (Sr. VP SW Engineering), Raymond Nijssen (VP System Engineering), Randy Jurrat (VP of Operations),

Steve Mensor (VP Marketing),
ProductsFPGA, eFPGA IP
Number of employees

Achronix Semiconductor is an American fabless semiconductor company based in Santa Clara, California with an additional R&D facility in Bangalore, India, and an additional sales office in Shenzhen, China. Achronix is a diversified fabless semiconductor company that sells FPGA products, embedded FPGA (eFPGA) products, system-level products and supporting design tools. Achronix was founded in 2004 in Ithaca, New York based on technology licensed from Cornell University. In 2006, Achronix moved it's headquarters to Silicon Valley.[1]

Achronix was originally self-funded by several million dollars of founder's capital. Since 2006, Achronix has been funded by a combination of venture capital funding, private equity funding and debt from traditional lenders. Since Achronix is a private company, the total amount of capital raised to date has not been disclosed, but the total amount of capital raised is thought to be in the $180M-$200M range. Achronix achieved profitability in 2016 and reportedly has already achieved sales of over $100M YTD in 2017, making it one of the highest growth semiconductor companies globally.[2]

Product Offerings

  • Speedster7t FPGAs - Standalone FPGA devices built on TSMC 7nm FinFET technology. It includes a 2D Network-on-Chip (NoC), GDDR6 memory interfaces, up to 72 transceivers operating at 1-112Gbps, 400G Ethernet  MACs, PCIe Gen5 controllers and up to 1,760 machine learning processors (MLP) for mathematical operations with variable precision number formats.[3]
  • Speedcore eFPGAs - Embedded FPGA IP that is integrated into a SoC or ASIC device. It consists of customer defined amounts of reconfigurable logic blocks, logic and block RAM, DSP blocks and Machine Learning Process (MLP) blocks. Speedcore is supported in TSMC 16FF+, TSMC 7nm FinFET and TSMC 12FFC is under development.[4]
  • Speedchip - FPGA chiplets which are deployed as advanced system-in-package (SiP) solutions such as 2.5D silicon interposer or organic substrates. [5]
  • VectorPath Accelerator Cards - PCIe card which is based on the Speedster7t FPGA family.  This card includes 400G and 200G network interfaces, 8 GDDR6 memories, and additional expansion ports for custom connectivity. [6]
  • ACE - FPGA development tools which are used to design for all of Achronix's FPGA and eFPGA devices.[7]


  1. ^ Nenni, Daniel. "In Their Own Words: Achronix". Semiwiki. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
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  3. ^ says, TotallyLost (2019-05-21). "Achronix 7nm Speedster7t FPGAs". EEJournal. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  4. ^ "Achronix Accelerates eFPGA". EEJournal. 2018-12-05. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  5. ^ "Speedchip FPGA Chiplets". Achronix Semiconductor Corp. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  6. ^ "Achronix and BittWare Accelerate Your Socks Off!". EEJournal. 2019-10-31. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  7. ^ "ACE". Achronix Semiconductor Corp. Retrieved 2019-11-26.

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